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on social media sites. >> tomorrow a draft constitution by mohammed morsi. it would expand his constitutional powers. supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi. next, we'll talk about developments in the country and security throughout the region with an expert on the muslim brotherhood and a former israeli ambassador to egypt. this is an hour and a half. >> looking at the political competition with the egyptian and the egyptian society, what is likely to be the outcome, not just of the referendum, but the next step in the next several steps in this ongoing saga of the egyptian political transition. looking more deeply inside the muslim brotherhood, looking at this in the regional perspective in terms of egypt and israel in the aftermath of the gaza conflict, which may seem like it was light light-years ago, but it was only three weeks ago. so with that, let me briefly introduce our panelists. first, steve cook, a senior fellow for middle eastern studies of at the council on foreign relations. i take great pride in mentioning that when he was much younger, steve was
pat managed to win over not only the ragged women in a morobe and salt market but also sultan mohammed who granted her an unprecedented formal audience. her goal she told them was to convince people we enjoy being here and are generally interested in them. as it was not the only one to see the importance and her role. by the time the soviet trip, the last of their vice presidential ones, pat ambassador of goodwill had one of her -- and nric times calling her a diplomat in high heels. the report described her as self-possessed, self-made, orderly and precise. the capitol press club, an organization of african-american news correspondents, presented her with an international relations aboard in 1957, recognizing quote or goodwill at tiffany's among people of eight african countries end quote h.s. or as america's outstanding asset -- investor goodwill. deputy attorney general william rogers wrote to pat during a trip to europe which he had them bombarded i heard requests. he praised her significant role in public affairs. bolivar responsibilities a second lady that travel might only fulfi
to come by. in the context of the syria. to my far right is mohammed ghanem, he has a bachelor's degree in english literature, as well as graduate degree in translation from damascus university. he went on to earn a degree in conflict transformation from the center of justice and peace at the eastern mennonite university in harrisburg, virginia, and he has fought as assistant professor at princeton university. he is a long-term activists. he was active in the early days as a strategist for nonviolence. he is currently taking on the role of administrator consoles which we intend to focus on today. to my immediate right is ihan tanir. he is a washington dc correspondent for the times daily. and it is a nationwide turkish newspaper. he is also a nonresident fellow. he stayed in the suburbs of damascus, and in early august he was in turn three and has had the time to be with the syrian army or the rebel forces. ihan tanir has written extensive articles. with that introduction, i would like to start off with a general question. we are going to run the session in a question-and-answer style.
mohammed says. >> right. so there's this beautiful line that muslims follow that safety peace and blessings be upon him. none of you toward a belief until he wants for his brother, or his fellow what he wants for himself. in my mind i connect that with one of the same of -- the first of the shiite imams who sends a letter to his governor in egypt and says everybody there is either your brother in faith or your equal in creation. and this notion is central i think of both islam and america, right, that we have to lift up and emphasize the dimension of our traditions that build relationships with people different from us but it's this notion that suddenly radical openness but faith and nation as a breach of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. there are powerful movements out there making especially faith. a big part of what you about in your church, the part of what we are about, where big part of what reverend innovation and folks are here from impact, i have a lot of friends in this room, a big part of what they are about, or what they're doing is making a bridge of cooperation b
been marred of late thanks to mohamed morsi, the president of egypt earning him the moniker on atwitter of morsilini or mubarak with a beard, and now as we look around, we are not sure where this revolution is going and nor are we aware were the of the revolutions are going around the region. syria is teetering, georgia is burning, and the future is yet to be written. the question now is in all these countries will there be elections, will the islamists win? will it be one man, one vote or one-man, one-vote, one time. so with that we are going to debate the motion of democracy is the triumph in the middle east, it's up about box and is unavoidable and essential. we will have five minutes of opening remarks from each of our panelists today. we will start with ruel again to the good and go to brian and have q&a for myself as well as the audience and our panelists will be allowed to minutes at the end to restate their case and he essentially persuade you to believe what they believe. we will start now with ruel. ruel, you may begin. >> this is that such an angle. ruel, i'm confident you wi
and people say mohammed morrissey is this not an 80 character and no one takes them seriously. holding the real range power is the army, the guy in charge of the going on. then, the rest of the chiefs of staff, but were still extensively wandering away versus democratic mullally and future from our friends in the brotherhood. you have to just love it. when your eternal as life gives you phuket site to one of the 21st and 22nd of november. you have this incredible story in "the new york times" about how barack obama has established this confidence, trust. mohamed morsi has been minded to engineer the pragmatism the pragmatism in the next day he assumes dictatorial powers by declaring the timing was delicious. the point is this is the way the muslim brotherhood operates and anyone who understands that the brotherhood is out, cleanup adjustment taking could've seen this coming a long, long time ago. the conundrum is this, this is the essence of the problem. if you want to have a democratic process in the middle east, one that represents most of the people, you have to have islamist partie
is mohammed ghanem. he received his bachelor's degree in english literature as well as his graduate degree in translation from damascus university. he went on to aaron a master's degree in peace building in conflict transformation from the center of justice and peace building at the eastern university and harrisonburg virginia and has taught as an assistant professor at the university of damascus on the syrian virtual university. he is a long time syrian activist. he was active in the early days of the revolution as a strategist for nonviolent cut democracy campaign. he has continued his activism here in d.c. through this year in american council. he is currently taking on roles of advising civilian administrations which are emerging in syrian cities and which we intend to focus on today. he just returned from northern syria three weeks ago. to my immediate right is ilhan tanir, washington d.c. correspondent for a nation might turkish is favre. he is also a non resident fellow at the british and rejection society. and he has visited syria on three different occasions, in 2012. his first vi
hosting a discussion on continuing clashes between supporters and opponents of egyptian president mohamed morsi. as that country holds a national referendum on a draft constitution. opponents of president morsi say the referendum expands his powers and that of the muslim brotherhood and could restrict civil liberties and women's rights. speakers today will include a former obama administration state department official and a former adviser to the palestinians in their negotiation with israel. it looks like they're about ready to start. live coverage here on c-span2. >> ladies and gentlemen, good morning. thank you so much for coming on a rainy monday morning. can everyone hear me? is this microphone working? in the back? good. okay. well, welcome to this saban center for middle east policy at the brookings institution. we're here on the monday morning after egyptians began -- although they haven't finished -- voting on whether or not to approve the draft constitution produced by the constituent assembly over the last, over the last several months. we're going to talk today about how that
now. the whole argument over a film depicting the profit mohammed, which has led to protests and violence and attacks from libya to egypt to pakistan in just the last few days. we see this debate over how islam is supposed to deal with dissent. how they are supposed to deal with other kinds of people. how they are supposed to deal with disagreement and also to be able to deal with insult. it was a very offensive zone. for the question is how do you respond to. what do you do about that? this was on my mind a few years ago as i wrote this book. i felt that this is a single day that eliminates a lot of the ongoing struggles in our world. if i wanted to go there. i'm sad to say some of that some of the places and people that depicted in the book have been been caught up again in violent protests of last few days we might was the genesis of this but? you tell the story about why he wrote this book. >> i'm a reporter. i started going to the city of karachi, pakistan, in 2002. at first it was a place i passed through on my way to cover the war in afghanistan. later, i was assigned
to the prophet mohammed. it will be more chat date to this regimented five to eight year process. something to keep in mind. from my days, the military said that talks the receiver comes out, not a minute, but i did meet my summer research this one guy who was formerly in the military. i'm not going to say exactly how i met him, but the point of this discussion was everyone was calling in general. i asked him i asked him i didn't call you general? reincarnate quakes value of the muslim brotherhood? he said yes. how did you keep that secret? the muslim brotherhood consistory manhunt to hide affiliation. as steve's dissertation advisor likes to say, the pro-and it just added. that is one anecdote. if you find multiple of these, we may see a pattern, but we don't have that at the moment. >> just one closing thought. i think very very impressive bunch and what eric and i were meeting with some of the leaders of the party a couple months ago for an impressive young people. during a coffee break, one of them explains that he met his wife at harvard. a well educated here in america at the finest u
these muslims being upset about portraying mohammed in a bad way in some movie on youtube. a huge amount of their time and almost nothing was said by them accept and so that you could quote it now about terrorism and how the deaths there were carried out by professional and very well organized and trained terrorists. now about afterwards, and how we are going to come to grips with this. it was a terrorist thing that you have acknowledge now. are retracting down as the text -- secretary of state pledge, are we tracking down these terrorists and finding out who they are? is that happening now? >> yes sir, it is. we are absolutely committed to every resource. >> what groups that we found were guilty of this? >> the fbi's leading the investigation and i'm sure in it different setting they can brief you on where things stand. i can tell you is the state department is supporting actively with the fbi is trying to do. i was in libya in september after the benghazi attack to push the libyan leadership to cooperate in the investigation. ambassador larry pope on the ground in tripoli every day. >>
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